Updates from The Giving Tree
- April 2022 -
In this issue:
  • Student Artwork Needed!
  • Project Drive Helping Local Youth
  • Spring Service Projects for the Classroom
  • #MontcoServes Campaign Update
  • We love our Volunteers... the Earth... & Veggies!
Calling All Student Artists!
Notecard Art Contest

We’re looking for talented young artists to participate in our Giving Tree Art Contest.

Five winning drawings will be featured on our Giving Tree Notecards, which will be printed and available for purchase through our website in September.

  • Eligibility: Students in grades K-12
  • Theme: Unique colorful designs.
  • Guidelines: Drawing size 5 ½ (wide) x 4 ¼ (height)
  • Drawings should be submitted 'landscape' (horizonal) position. In color. No black and white sketches please.
  • Deadline: April 30, 2022

Click below for more details and to download the registration form.
Meals-4-Kids Drive
Now thru May 14

Join us in tackling food insecurity among youth in our area. Now thru May 14th we will be collecting Meals-4-Kids Bundles (see below for instructions). This assortment of snacks will be delivered to various Boys & Girls Clubs and food assistance programs.

If you are interested in being a part of this effort, click below to register your family or group TODAY!
Bringing Service Projects into the Classroom

Each spring required state testing (think PSSAs and TeraNovas) becomes a big part of the landscape in the classroom. After the testing... you might need to take a breath and mix things up a bit.

Teachers... if you are looking for something a little different... bring community service projects into the classroom. Reach out to us to discuss a plan that works for you.
#MontcoServes Update
The charitable education of children... one school at a time

Grants are being awarded to elementary and middle schools throughout Montgomery County. Here is a summary of all the good that has been happening since the launch of the Campaign in December of 2020!

  • 5,839 Projects have been created for those in need
  • 4,903 Students have participated in the program
  • 2,919 Service hours completed by students
  • 24 Schools have been awarded community funded grants
  • 7 School Districts have taken part in #MontcoServes
National Volunteer Month
 
April is National Volunteer Month. This month is dedicated to honoring all of the volunteers in our communities as well as encouraging volunteerism throughout the year.
 
Our amazing Giving Tree volunteers are THE heart of our organization. We simply could not function without them. We thank each of them for their dedication to our mission.
Celebrate Earth Day
April 22nd
 
April is the perfect time to remind ourselves of how we can do our part in taking care of this amazing planet we call home. Check out this list of ways to do our part in taking care of Mother Earth. 
  • Plant a Tree
  • Start a Garden
  • Make Your Yard Creature-Friendly
  • Add Plants to your Home
  • Leave the Car at Home
  • Turn OFF the Lights & the Water
  • Go paperless 
  • Recycle your Cereal Boxes for our Peace & Smiles Boxes
National Gardening Month

April is National Gardening Month. Are you planting a vegetable garden this summer? Please consider growing a little extra to share. Food pantries and soup kitchens are always in need of fresh produce for their clients.

If you need help finding a local organization, please reach out to us. And if you are a beginner vegetable grower, checkout the article below for tips. Happy planting!
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Corporate Support... Partner with Us
Thank you to Green Gifts Co. for their continued support of our mission.
Please visit the Corporate Support tab on our website for ways
your company can become a Giving Tree partner.
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